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Hi, nice to talk to you. Please allow me to clear up a few things. As far as anyone can tell conscious observers have nothing to do with the collapse of the wavefunction. Wavefunctions collapse all the time without conscious observers. If they didn’t stars wouldn’t shine, chemistry wouldn’t work, etc. Truth being, most physicists don’t consider the wavefunction to be all that fundamental a thing anyway. If it is as you say that it can’t be proven true or false, then that is the definition of an unscientific question. Science hinges upon falsifiability.
How particles move the way they do is very well understood. Why they move the way they do…well, “why questions” while often appealing, are not always the most profitable questions to ask. There is what is called the “Why Regress” where (much like a young child) you can ask ‘why’ forever and eventually run out of answers.
I indeed Googled ‘quantum mind.’ Aside from one paper in Science, the rest is a load of junk science from crank journals. I don’t blame you for mistaking it for legitimate science. These people are hucksters who use quantum mechanics as a shield to keep their junk ideas safe from criticism because they know such a small population is able to recognize it for what it is.
Let me leave you with a few notes. In science we have to have testable claims. If someone wants to claim a close tie between quantum mechanics and the human brain (more than is already present in the known electro-chemical understanding of it) then they should devise some test to do so. It is not self-evident in the laws of quantum mechanics. It has not been previously demonstrated by experiment, particularly not in the double slit experiment, which I might add can run and collect data without anyone in the room to check on it.
If you want to learn more about quantum mechanics, I unfortunately must recommend going about it in the traditional way. Learn the prerequisite math, and pick up a copy of Griffiths’ Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Best of luck to you.